BRIDGEPORT, January 19, 2022 – A minor has filed a lawsuit alleging inappropriate sexual contact, assault and exploitation while she was a second-grade student at New Beginnings Family Academy, a charter school located in Bridgeport, CT.
The lawsuit was filed in Bridgeport Superior Court against New Beginnings Family Academy as well as the minor’s assigned teacher and teaching assistant during the time of the abuse. The lawsuit is brought by the minor plaintiff through her mother.
Over the course of three months, in 2019 through 2020, the minor was subjected to sexual acts, including oral sex and digital penetration, involving multiple minor students. The sexual acts occurred in the school classroom, the school cafeteria, the school playground, and on the bus to gym class. At the time of the abuse, the minor plaintiff was one of sixteen students in the classroom under the direct supervision of her teacher and teaching assistant, both mandated reporters under Connecticut law.
“Teachers have an obligation to protect young students during the school day from sexual abuse by other students,” said the attorney representing the plaintiff, Timothy M. Ramsey, of Tremont Sheldon P.C.
The minor plaintiff alleges that the abuse occurred due to the negligence and carelessness of New Beginnings Family Academy, her teacher, and teaching assistant, in that they knew or should have known that other minor students were sexually abusing, and/or sexually assaulting and/or sexually exploiting the minor plaintiff and allowed such conduct to continue and that they failed to properly supervise minor students in order to prevent the sexual abuse from occurring.
“Indeed, parents entrust their children to school with the expectation that they are in a safe environment during the school day; no parent should ever have to endure the pain of learning that their child experienced these horrific acts while at school,” said Jason E. Tremont, also of Tremont Sheldon P.C. representing the plaintiff.
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